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My husband and I , with our dog, Tate, moved to Buenos Aires, 8 years ago. Life has never been the same since ~ Back in the USA ... life is still not the same !
It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.
But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.
There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Alan Cohen
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
Groucho Marx
The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

It's Wednesday, it must be Go to the Hospital day

Here's the story.

If you are blonde, red-haired or just fair skinned and live anywhere that the sun shines , at any time ... start wearing sunblock.
If you were one of those children like I was , lived in sunny places, lived at the beach, never wore sunblock, get a great looking tan,.. you will find yourself , one day, where I found myself today ... sitting across from the Dermatologist who was telling me about the Plastic surgeon I was going to see next.

The Good News:
It is tiny, superficial and on my ankle.

The Bad News:
It is still cancer and has me going through another surgery.

So if you have been anywhere near sunshine lately, start wearing your sunblock and be safe.
I don't want to have to tell you again.

7 comments:

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Candice:
We are so very sorry to learn of this and trust that all will be well, which we are sure that it will be. However these things are always a concern.

La Brocanteuse said...

Thinking of you, Colx

Symdaddy said...

Does that apply to me too?

I live in wet Wales.

Here, we tend to forget what the Sun is as we see it so rarely.

Fingers crossed that your surgery goes well.

P.K said...

Take care, thinking of you.

NotesFromAbroad said...

Thank you Jane and Lance ! It is tiresome but I am lucky it is not worse.

La Brocanteuse, merci beaucoup !! besitos ~

Symdaddy, it probably does not apply . Although mold might be a problem for you :)
My surgery this time will probably only require a bandaid, but it feels good to whine. Thank you.
kisses to you and Sym.

NotesFromAbroad said...

Thank you P.K.
I will one day be found, stopping people on the street and asking them if they want to see my scar :)

Razmataz said...

I have some spots I need to get checked. I use a #60 and always sit under an umbrella on the beach.

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